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>> january 19th, 2012, from comedy central's world news headquarters in new york, this is the daily show with jon stewart. captioning sponsored by comedy central ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: boom, hey, everybody, welcome to the daily show, my name is jon stewart. we have a good one-- yes, all right.
someone just sneezed. my guest from the movie "man on the ledge" elizabeth banks is going to join us later tonight, but some of we want to get to tonight. yes, please, indulge your applause. (cheers and applause) >> jon: so much to get to tonight, we're going to dive right in. a few weeks ago spunky young upstart heard the pem's call and decided to explore the possibility of joining the race for president of the united states of south carolina. and! when he did, everything changed. >> the poll shows obama at 41%, romney at 38%, this is p-- poll and colbert at 13%. (cheers and applause) >> jon: 13%, 13%, 13% after a week. 1 week. at this rate, should he decide to run we can project right now stephen colbert will win in november with
546% of the vote. (applause) stephen colbert. it's incredible. powerful story, common sense approach to hardworking families. but mostly to a salvo of devastating ads crafted by his masterfully run superpac. i'm sure stephen himself would thank this adroit organization if he could, if only he could communicate with this superpac directly which he obviously can't. but if he could he-- (laughter) how powerful is colbert's influence been on this race? since colbert threatened to get not race other candidates have been jumping overboard like an italian cruise ship captain. you heard me. e my, that's so topical. first huntsman andhen this morning. >> there is no viable path forward for me in this 2012
campaign. therefore today, mi suspending my campaign and endorsing newt gingrich for president. >> jon: and then, and then there was, and then there was a third thing i was going to do and-- (laughter) >> jon: oh [bleep] i don't need to remember any more. i ain't running for [bleep] peww, peww, i pulled a muscle. so at 11:16 a.m., that's when perry made the announcement, it looked like clear sky force newt gingrich in south carolina. what happened at 11:19 a.m.? >> it's not all clear skies ahead for newt gingrich. abc is set to air an interview with gingrich's ex-wife maryann. >> that's never a good thing. (laughter) >> jon: yes, rick perry's
endorsement of newt gingrich gave the former speaker a three minute respite from the news that gingrich's ex-wife was about to go divorce court on his ass. three minutes, gingrich barely had time to have a victory affair. still, it's not surprising that newt's ex-wife is not a fan of his. >> it's been long reported that gingrich discussed his divorce from his first wife while she was recovering from cancer surgery. >> she was the second mrs. gingrich. >> jon: oh. oh, it's the second of his three wives. maryann, the jan brady of mrs. beginning itches. the meat in his wife hoagie, the empire strikes back of his wives. who it ends kind of sad but in retrospect is really the best one in some respects. well, at least i can't imagine maryann had as big a beef with the former speaker then as his first wife. >> in the case of maryann, she just been diagnosed with
multiple sclerosis and he was there and told don't put any stress on maryann,. >> and then he asked for a divorce. >> yes. >> first wife cancer, second wife multiple sclerosis, can newt gingrich be reclassified as a pollutant? of course, the guy is like the dioxin of husbands. >> we'd been married a long time. and he said yes, but you want me all to yourself. calista doesn't care what i do. >> what was he saying to you, do you think? >> he was asking to have an open marriage. and i refused. (laughter) >> jon: i think i'm going to be sick. and then newt will leave me.
still-- (applause) >> jon: as disturbing as the open marriage revelation is, the open marriage revelation is in keeping with newt's philosophy, he's a free market man, he's just encouraging competition, creative destruction, pro creative destruction. he wants his hands to be invisible. well, we could go on like this all day. for more on the newt gingrich open marriage correspondent-- bombshell we turn to john oliver. john, this news, it's really bad time, the new breaks just as gingrich was gaining momentum in south carolina. does this put a stop to gingrich's momentum. >> not at all, jon. this is a personal issue, nobody cares about this. >> jon: no it's about the hypocrisy, john. let me show you something. look at this. >> we should reestablish the importance of family. >> safeguard the sanctity of marriage. >> the republican commitment to the values of the american people. >> i think that for most americans, defending traditional marriage is a legitimate part of their value system. >> jon: you don't think that
that hurts someone who portrays themselves as a champion of traditional marriage? >> jon what could be more traditional than the arrangement that gingrich proposed. throughout history, jon, traditional marriage have meant powerful men doing whatever the [bleep] they want, whenever the [bleep] they want to. >> jon: you know this will definitely hurt him in the state of florida which is next f boca is any indication that place is a hot bed of aggrieved first wives. >> again, again, are you wrong, jon, you're simply wrong, gingrich can simply make the case, don't look at what i did, look at the skill it took me to do it. with washington hopelessly gridlock he request sell his audacity as a negotiating strength. dow really think the chinese want to go toe-to-toe on debt negotiations with a guy who tried to get his recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis wife to swing? no way!
the chinese don't stand a chance in those talk, jon. their culture is based on shame and newt gingrich has non. >> jon: i see. you really believe-- chers plaus. >> jon: you really believe he can use this news to his advantage. >> absolutely. look at the facts. this emotionally and physically repugnant man. >> jon: of course. >> who on his best day places in a quite schrute look alike contest, and who on his worst day rampages through the city of new york, has somehow, jon, somehow like a judo master channeled his weaknesses into strengths. and has been cutting a [bleep] path through america. >> and so it is your estimation no damage he embraces this. >> and that is certainly true if his new campaign shows any indication. he's already done t jon. he's already there.
i'll tell you what, people. there is one open marriage in this country that will never go south. america's open marriage with the free market. that's the worst segue ever. (laughter) jason jones has this report. >> reporter: there's no question there's one thing systemically destroying the backbone of our economy. >> the regulations are what are killing the job creation in this country. >> regulation is crushing american business. >> and now according to small businessman lou feranta one of the nation's proudest family-run organizations is feeling the squeeze of overregulation. >> the mafia is the longest running family business in this country. with all the regulations [bleep]ed everything up, they're destroying the mafia. >> that's sad. >> it is [bleep] sad, the rico laws are killing the business of the mafia. >> yes, capitalism is being
strangled thanks to the rico act which makes it easier to prosecute an entire organization based on the criminal action of a few members. it also put feranta behind bars for eight years. >> let me tell you something. when adam smith wrote wealth of nations, he had the mafia in mind. lace aye [bleep] faire. >> amazingly bureaucrats like former mob prosecutor want to stand in the way of lasissez [bleep] faire economic. >> it is a per version of capitalism because it involves bid-rigging, corruption, bribery, extortion. >> the mafia is supply and demand. they need more supply. they demand it, you give it to them. >> come on-- the mob demands tribute. and if you don't pay the mob tax you get your legs broken. >> reporter: that is a misunderstanding of a successful business model wall street can learn from. >> when the recession hit, mafia wasn't looking for bailout money. >> reporter: you didn't pay your bets, you got a baseball bat in the face.
>> at the worst. >> the mob is weaker today because of rico and that's a good thing. >> i see you're wearing a wire. you hear me you [bleep] pition, huh? you ain't got [bleep] on me. >> your staff gave me this microphone. >> so they did. you were saying rico law, their effectiveness, continue. >> in essence, the success of rico has caused less enthusiasm for the mob lifestyle. >> enthusiasm, enthusiasm, what's my enthusiasm? bad hit en, freest form-- badminton, freest form of competition there is. >> is there a point? >> make ug nervous? >> not really. >> no matter what i tried, regulators refused to back off. fortunately there were people fighting for the free
market like economist john dunnham who agreed to meet me far away from the federal government's watchful eyewitnesses you dunham? >> yeah, i'm dunham. >> you know a little something about regulations, correct? >> yeah, i do, i have been an economist for the last 20 years. and i've done a lot to fight against overregulation in american business. >> why are we meeting in a parking lot. >> i'll ask the questions, tough guy. >> okay. >> so what are we going to do to these ba-fongoos down in washington. >> i think there is a lot we can do to keep the bafongoos in washington to overregulate. vote against them. >> so pony up some cash and buy some votes, is what you are saying. >> i wouldn't say that. we need to send a message, strong message-- message. >> send them a message like broken thumbs, horses head, what. >> it sounds like you are talking about the mavia. i'm talking about legitimate business -- >> whoa, whoa who is talking about that. >> if you are speaking about criminal enterprises then i think there is a definite need for the government to use law enforcement methods to make sure that they don't
prosper. >> i think we should go fishing. >> even the free marketeers were selling out and as we all know there is on one way to deal with rats. >> are you shooting at fish? >> i thought you were anti-regulation, what dow care. >> but maybe the worst thing about these regulations is the ha they're doing to the storied structure of this proud american industry. >> because of these rico laws, some guys are actually refusing to be made. >> they're turning down offers to get made. >> yeah, that's right. guys refusing the biggest honor in the mafia. it's [bleep], yeah, you don't have a joke, that's because it's not funny. (applause) >> i have to go to the bathroom. is that all right? >> [bleep] you asking me for, what, dow want me to hold your [bleep] ?
>> jon: welcome my guest tonight, her new film is called "man on a ledge" >> it's your call. >> get him down. >> will go over before he gets taken down. >> that's assuming our track record is on par with yours. >> bomb protocol says to clear everybody but the negotiator. clear the building. >> no one has found a bomb. this threat is a stall. he's playing you. he picked you because are you in no condition to do your job. >> this is my scene. >> pull her out of it, now. >> lidia, come on, clear the window. >> what are you doing? (laughter) >> jon: please welcome elizabeth banks. (cers and applause) elizabeth banks. so nice to see you. >> hi, thank you, nice to be seen.
>> jon: congratulations on the film. there is something as a new yorker, they are -- -- in knowledge we-- new york we don't call them ledges, they are calls balconies and they are most importants outdoor space once count it in the square footage when are you selling. >> jon: you do do that did you film in this new york. >> at the roosevelt hotel and 343rd and madison. we were 22 for ease above on 14 inches of concrete. held up there on little wires. yeah, we did it for real. >> jon: i was under the impression that in general they don't put people's lives in jeopardy for these types of movies. >> this lady was right out there, uh-huh. >> jon: look down have you ever lived in a high rise, have you ever been in -- >> i'm not afraid particularly of heights. i'm afraid of human error, you know, stupidity. so i was-- . >> jon: you were afraid of wire -- >> i was afraid of like this bolt didn't quite get it
together today or there is a guy on his black berry or a bird is going to fly on my head or the coat going to get caught, i went through the window, i kept waiting for the foot to get caught. >> jon: so you are going through the window on the roosevelt hotel. >> on the roof of the roosevelt, 22 stories up -- 25 feet above. >> jon: there is a lot of downtime in movies. how many times did the two of you be like i will spit over there you spit over there, boom. >> we did a little of that. there is-- actually a lot of weird, like people in the windows around us. you know, you can see-- . >> jon: we call them citizens of new york. >> those people. >> jon: we call them our neighbors. >> new yorkers. >> jon: yeah. >> people at work, at their job. i'm at my job on a ledge randomly on a wire. >> jon: whatever, sure. >> some guy shooting. and they're like in an office with their coffee mug like hey! >> you know, while we're out there. it was kind of fun. they would come out and have smoke breaks on their roof and just be trying to like talk to us, yelling across
madison avenue. >> jon: let me explain something. that is for seeing someone in the building across the way from you, the best possible outcome you can have. because we got a guy outside of our building, i don't know if the audience saw him today, but like naked as a jay bird. >> yes. >> jon: fourth floor swinging his business. >> yes, i have had that experience here. i lived in a brownstone on the upper west side. and there was a dude right across the courtyard in the back. and every time it was like honey get up and close the window, it was just like-- he would stand on the phone with his junk just like-- . >> jon: right. >> on the phone in the window, looking around, and not a care in the world. >> jon: i always think of that, like he knows. and it's always-- it's always so proud of his body and always people that maybe shouldn't be quite as proud. >> i'm not even sure-- i used to just run from the bathroom to the bedroom. at a certain point it's like it's new york, who cares. i'm to the going to put the
shades, i forgot, there is no light in these little apartments so you just got to go for it. >> jon: i really -- >> very educational about my habits in the day and my house. >> jon: it is exactly true. and this guy has become for us, like when we don't see him, we worry. >> like something happened to him. >> jon: right, like we think oh my god z something happen to his penis, but you don't know. i sure hope he brings it for the next meeting. >> tomorrow, right. >> jon: exactly. now you and i-- i don't like-- you and i have known each other for how many years. >> well, we met 18, 19 years ago. >> jon: and then met again. >> 10 minutes ago. >> jon: right, so that was-- so there was a gap. elizabeth brought a picture her husband had interviewed me. you two went to. >> university of pennsylvania in phillie. >> jon: together, in philadelphia. >> yeah. >> jon: true story. i almost went to the university of pennsylvania but they had a test.
>> yes, the sat, the sat test. >> jon: i didn't want to do that. >> and you came down there and my husband interviewed you. he wrote a piece on you. >> jon: a hit piece. >> i wouldn't say a hit piece. >> jon: a lot of santa semitic stuff in that piece. >> my husband is a jew. >> jon: that's right, i forgot. >> as well. >> jon: that's what it was. >> no, he-- . >> jon: a discussion of purim. >> he was concerned that you weren't going to make it in late night because you were not-- you were challenged heightwise. (laughter) >> jon: that was the how could i compete against letterman and conan. >> these big tall hulking guy, craig kilborn at the time. >> jon: exactly. i had to explain to your husband that i don't have to dunk on my show. >> right, that's true. >> jon: but and so 18 years, still there and backstage. >> my guy ising ba stage, yeah. >> jon: so he just actually just now, we just did some followup questions. it was really nice. now what's next after this thing.
>> the hunger games. (cheers and applause) >> jon: i'll look forward to that. >> sure. you and teenage girls everywhere. >> jon: well, i am, i mean for me, now that twilight is wrapped up, i just -- >> what are you going to do. >> jon: but man so, congratulations on everything. >> thank you, that will be fun. >> jon: i remember 18 years ago thinking those two-- those two are going places. >> yeah, still together, i mean it is crazy. >> jon: its's kind of lovely. man on a ledge. theatres on january 27th, elizabeth banks. (cheers and applause)
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